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QUESTION: I have several elements in my Microsoft Word document that I want to be visible while editing, but are not printed.

ANSWER: which version of word, and can you define what you mean by element?

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Microsoft word 2013,
Element such as picture, textbox or objects that used for make a template.
for example I have a template for FAX when I want to send a Fax i used it  but when I want to print it I want print only text without template.

I cannot find a unique method for doing exactly what you want, and it may be that there are issues anyway (sending a fax MAY be regarded as printing by the computer, so would defeat the purpose) but this article gives some possible ideas.
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Aidan Heritage


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